The winning one is so true...
Especially in collegiate, 'no, I did not come 1st place out of 60 or so couples...'.
They're usually happy with 'I made a semi/final'.
Saying you got through 4 rounds just sparks confusion.
Yes, this is so true!
I mean the same people that say this would look at you like you are a morron if you say your friend has been playing football for a year and therefore is a pro. Yet, if you go to dancing conpetitions you are automatically seen as a pro. Even trying to explain, that I'm competing in Beginner doesn't help. Just ridicolous :/
I have had the same experience. When non dancers hear that I ballroom dance and compete they usually say... "oh, you must be a pro now!", and then I try to explain that I am an amateur, dancing proam, the different levels of proam, all the reasons why I am not nor will ever be a pro, and they say something like "oh, I know you could be a pro. Just have more confidence" !
I live in a place where the most popular partner dance by far is salsa. The next is probably tango, and people know it because it's an English word...it's not like they know anything about the actual dancing.
I remember I was playing Libertango on my laptop one day, and someone started telling me about how it sounds like a salsa, and all the music sounds the same. Like, Astor Piazzolla's Libertango? Seriously? I didn't even know where to start from...